Ghost Ant

Ghost Ant

Ghost ants are an extremely small ant species. The workers are only about 1/20 of an inch in length. While the head is usually dark in color, the remainder of the body including the thorax (chest) and abdomen are milky white which is where they earned their name.

The Ghost ant is not typically found in the northern states, especially in the winter time, due to its inability to establish any colonies. The vast majority of this these ants are found in the south and particularly South Florida. Ghost ants readily enter homes and buildings through hairline cracks in stucco, brick, or block and also through poorly caulked windows. They are usually found near water areas in either kitchens or bathrooms.